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PRODUCT INFORMATION AND DATA QUALITY SPECIALIST

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Information Technology
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Location Address: 109 Northpark Blvd. 4th Floor, Covington, Louisiana, 70433

Company Overview

POOLCORP is the leading business-to-business distributor of swimming pool and landscape supplies, equipment, and related outdoor living products.  Through our subsidiaries, SCP Distributors LLC, Superior Pool Products LLC, and Horizon Distributors Inc., we operate in more than 350 wholesale Sales Centers worldwide with nearly 3,500 employees serving the needs of customers by offering a wide array of products and value-added support.

 

Our Covington, LA headquarters provides exceptional support (i.e., IT, HR, Finance, Marketing, Legal, Purchasing, Sourcing, etc.) to each of our Sales Centers.  Our extraordinary company culture encompasses a high work ethic, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a community presence all within a family-oriented work atmosphere.  At POOLCORP, we strive to employ only the very best. 

 
Why POOLCORP? 
Because it’s a place where you can make an impact and grow!  At POOLCORP you’ll find a wealth of management opportunities that support your individual and long-term career goals.  Our stable work environment is further enhanced by our generous compensation and benefits package.  Publicly traded since 1995, POOLCORP is a global organization with a long history of continuous success - clearly making it an industry leader – in so many ways!
 
So, end your job search here – at POOLCORP – Where Outdoor Living Comes to Life!
  

Job Summary

POOLCORP is looking for an experienced technologist to lead the configuration and rollout of a new product information management system (PIM) as well as the launch of a new PIM functional area. This position is responsible for ensuring accuracy and completeness for all data requirements related to POOLCORP's product offerings, from induction of new items to on-going maintenance of data and images. This role owns supplier relationships from a data perspective, operates cross-functionally with internal customers and is involved in process improvement opportunities. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains a high standard of complete and accurate product specifications and attributes.
  • Works with data owners and data stewards to verify data accuracy and integrity.
  • Monitors data quality and provides adapted reporting to all concerned teams and managers in order to maintain or increase the level of data quality.
  • Monitors and track data quality issues, identify gaps, build action plans to remediate gaps, execute and monitor plans.
  • Develops standards and policies in data governance and readiness.
  • Performs data corrections through analyzing data for errors and formulating corrective procedures to be implemented by PIM Applications Specialist.
  • Works in close partnership with project and cross-functional teams across the organization to define business rules and cleansing requirements for the data transformation process.
  • Provides recommendations on industry leading best practices, services, and systems used for the improvement of data quality.
  • Works with other team members to efficiently troubleshoot issues related to data integrations.
  • Serves as the single point of contact for data accuracy issues; updating and publishing corrected data on-demand.
  • Works closely with product owners, brand and marketing managers and PIM Applications Specialist to create appropriate models to publish our products catalog
  • Works closely with PIM Business Analyst to facilitate requirement sessions with stakeholders and create comprehensive requirement documents by deconstructing high-level information into general
  • Works with Sourcing/Purchasing to educate suppliers on Poolcorp’s requirements for entry of new items into or system, including image accuracy and proper image formats
  • Originates and maintains detailed product information for the full life-cycle of products
  • Ensures the highest degree of data quality
  • Researches and analyzes multiple sources in order to determine correct operational data values and attributes
  • Participates in process improvement initiatives  
  • Develops feedback to improve internal processes, cross-functional processes, and system performance

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years of hands on experience in product information and e-commerce platforms (on premise and cloud) in a multinational global company environment. 
  • Over 5 years of direct responsibility for commerce technology platforms and content lifecycle management 
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Information Management, Computer Sciences or related fields
  • Extensive understanding of e-commerce information exchange standards
  • Knowledge of the product lifecycle, taxonomy models and distribution/publishing practices
  • Proven track record of managing cross platform digital projects with large groups of distributed stakeholders
  • Strong knowledge of all phases of digital development from concept to information architecture to design, development, and QA
  • Working understanding of business and system process within one or more knowledge areas
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment a must
  • Strong understanding of database concepts using Microsoft SQL.
  • Strong understanding of Master Data Management strategies, MDM services and capabilities, metadata management, data governance and data quality solutions.
  • Experience working with a top tier Product Information Management(PIM) systems is a required and experience working with InRiver is a major plus.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high-energy environment and capable of managing multiple objectives simultaneously.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to quickly synthesize data and develop recommendations.
  • Self-motivated, requiring minimal direct supervision.
  • Experience in wholesale distribution industry is a plus.
POOLCORP is a drug-free company and an EOE, M/F/V/D.


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